World This Week: 8 December-14 December 2014

World this week provided by covers the main events of the week 8 December–14 December 2014.

Dec 15, 2014 18:25 IST
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World this week provided by covers the main events of the week 8 December–14 December 2014. It will help students and aspirants preparing for competitive exams in memorizing the facts at one go just before the exams.

8 December 2014
• Bhutan became 181st member of MIGA, agency of World Bank
• James D Watson auctioned his Nobel Prize medal for DNA discovery for 4.8 million US dollars
• France and the United States signed agreement to compensate Holocaust survivors
• WEF released 2013 Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index
• BHEL commissioned Nyaborongo Hydro Power Plant in Rwanda
• US and NATO ended combat mission in Afghanistan
• ICC upgraded the status of Palestine to Observer State

9 December 2014

• Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz awarded the Confucius Peace Prize 2014
• IntelCenter released Country Threat Index ranking 45 countries in terms of terrorist threat
• President of Zimabawe Robert Mugabe sacked Vice-president Joice Mujuru
• International Anti-Corruption Day observed
• Richard Rahul Verma became first Indian-American to be appointed as US Ambassador to India
• First Arabic translation of Indian Constitution launched in Cairo

10 December 2014

• Ebola fighters named TIME's Person of the Year 2014
• World Wide Web Foundation's Web Index 2014 released
• Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices banned sale of 80 generic drugs
• Human Rights Day observed globally

11 December 2014
• World Diamond Conference held in New Delhi
• 15th Indio-Russian Bilateral Annual Summit held in New Delhi
• Google announced to shut down its news linking services in Spain
• Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed appointed as the new head of the UNMEER

12 December 2014
• India-Russia signed 20 agreements during the 15th India-Russia Annual Summit in New Delhi

13 December 2014
• Bangladesh launched manual campaign to clean up Sunderbans oil spill
• Indian film Jal nominated for Oscar contenders of 2014 in two categories
• Japan teens Mima Ito and Miu Hirano became youngest table tennis champions
• Prime Minister of Haiti Laurent Lamothe resigned following anti-government protests

14 December 2014
• Anerood Jugnauth appointed as Mauritius Prime Minister
• Miss South Africa Rolene Strauss crowned Miss World 2014
• Germany won men's Hockey Champions Trophy for the year 2014
• Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo re-elected for another four year term

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